Tue 23 Aug 2016
Magnificent Garden Centre Piece
‘Lightbounds’ in Uttoxeter has its very own giant Gunnera Manicata which wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Jurassic Park, at 12ft tall the magnificent centre piece is nothing short of spectacular.
In many gardens a plant of this magnitude might be an unwelcome guest but set in the 2.9 acre garden at ‘Lightbounds’ it fits in perfectly.
*Photo courtesy of Rod Kirkpatrick fstop press.
Mrs Phillips, comments: ‘The leaves are as tough as old boots and offer great protection if there’s a shower while I’m out gardening, or to enjoy a quick cup of tea in the shade during sunny weather.
‘It gets as tall as this each year because it thrives in boggy soil and I keep it very wet. But the rainy July and then a brief heatwave have really helped it flourish. It’s pretty impressive. Every year it amazes us with its size.’
Would you like to live in a home like this?
This wonderful five bedroom family home sits on the edge of the market town of Uttoxeter. The house is understood to have built in 1902, in Edwardian times, with arts and crafts themes running throughout. A truly stunning and individual property.
"I visited a couple of Estate Agents in Uttoxeter and John German offered, what it seemed at the time, a better value package. And they certainly delivered as promised, in a very efficient, friendly and professional manner. The property needed to be sold quickly and auction was recommended. They were 'spot on' with their advice and guide price. The whole process was owned by John German, from showing people around, liaising with Solicitors, marketing etc, and they attended the actual auction. They provided regular updates along the way. The stress of selling the house was taken away and they provided all the support that was needed. A remarkable and very recommended Estate Agent."